Bioeconomy Expertise: A Valuable Commodity in the Sustainable Investing

Sustainable investing is here. According to Morgan Stanley’s 2019 biennial survey of financial institutions, insurers, and pension funds in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, 80% said that they actively integrated sustainable investing. The trend towards increased attention to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors has only strengthened over the past two years as the…

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Emerging Feedstocks – Genetically Modified Trees

Genetically modified trees have been extensively academically explored as ideal feedstocks for pulp/paper and cellulosic ethanol. Novel trees include modifications that increase cellulose content, reduce lignin content, and even change lignin monolignol ratios. However, companies considering investing in these engineered managed forests need to examine technoeconomic feasibility prior to adoption. Specific attention to regulations, site…

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Ethanol Proteins – Advanced Process Monitoring

Ethanol plants achieve the best quality ethanol proteins through advanced process monitoring and control.   That means starting with consistent control of corn grinding, cook and liquefaction and fermentation so that each fermentation batch is very consistent in terms of starch converted to ethanol.  Most ethanol plants were designed with simple DCS process control and simple…

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Hydrogen Experts

Among other things, hydrogen experts can assist with hydrogen fuel cells that produce electricity by combining hydrogen and oxygen atoms. The hydrogen reacts with oxygen across an electrochemical cell similar to that of a battery to produce electricity, water, and small amounts of heat. Many different types of fuel cells are available for a wide…

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Renewable Hydrogen

Renewable hydrogen is produced by a process known as electrolysis, where an electric current splits water into hydrogen and oxygen. If the electricity is produced by renewable sources like solar, wind or biofuels, the resulting hydrogen will be considered renewable as well, and has numerous emissions benefits. Hydrogen produced from this process can be used…

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Pulp and Paper Experts

The pulp and paper industry comprises companies that use wood as the raw material to produce pulp, paper, paperboard, and other cellulose-based products.  Paper is a versatile material with many uses, including printing, packaging, decorating, writing, cleaning, filter paper, wallpaper, book endpaper, conservation paper, laminated worktops, toilet tissue, currency and security paper, and a number…

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Sewage Treatment Expert

A sewage treatment expert is one who can assist with the process of removing contaminants from municipal wastewater coming mainly from household sewage and industrial wastewater. There are several physical, chemical, and biological processes that are used to remove contaminants to produce a treated wastewater, called treated effluent, in a form that is safe enough…

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Biofuels Market Studies

Biofuels market studies are useful in many ways.  Let’s start at the beginning. Biofuels are fuels produced from renewable organic material, commonly referred to as biomass which includes plant materials, crops and animal waste. Secondary biofuels include transportation biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel. Biofuels are substitutes for conventional fossil fuels, such as petroleum, propane,…

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